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FREDRICK AKINTADE v. THE STATE

(2012) JELR 35151 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/B/144C3/2007  •  12 Jul 2012  •  Nigeria

Coram
KUDIRAT MOTONMORI OLATOKUNBO KEKERE-EKUN JCA; CHINWE EUGENIA IYIZOBA JCA; MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN JCA;

Judgement

MOORE A. A. ADUMEIN, J.C.A (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellant was the 3rd accused in Charge No. AK/IC/1998 wherein Feyisayo Alatise and Aderemi Omotayo were the 1st and 2nd accused persons, respectively and they were arraigned in the High Court of Ondo State, Akure Judicial Division on the 29th day of July, 2003 accused of the offences of conspiracy and murder. The charge was tried and determined by Fagbe, J who delivered judgment on the 31st day of January, 2007. The appellant and his co-accused persons were found guilty, convicted and sentenced accordingly. The appellant was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment on the count of conspiracy and to death by hanging on the count of murder. He was dissatisfied with the judgment of the trial court and filed a notice of appeal, pursuant to an order of this court made on the 8th day of November 2010, containing the following grounds:

''GROUNDS OF APPEAL

A. GROUND ONE

That the Learned Trial Judge committed a grave error in law and…

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